Life Skills

Girls Go Hiking! Start Your Adventure Career (Girls and Female Identifying)

1 class a week for 3 weeks--Girls will learn outdoor safety skills, gear prep, hiking techniques, and how to plan a day-hike. Limited to girls or learners who identify as female. Class is intended to empower girls in nature!
Victoria Sanderson, MFA
197 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks

10-12

year olds

2-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

By the end of this class learners should be empowered with the basic skills and knowledge needed to plan and execute a day-hike! 

Specific Skills: Completing an Emergency/Trip Plan, packing a day bag, identifying common hiking gear and safety equipment, and hiking techniques. 
Along with my personal experience hiking and backpacking in places like Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, Albania, Spain, Iceland, Peru, and Mongolia, I have lead youth and young adult conservation crews in Alaska, the Gulf Coast, and Minnesota. Before each of these positions, I underwent a 7-10 training and have been certified in Backcountry First-Aide, Leave No Trace Policy, Kayak and Canoe Rescue, Small Plane Aviation Safety, and Bear Safety. During each of these positions, I was responsible for crews of six people (ages 14-17 or 18-24) in the backcountry while working on conservation projects and living in camp settings. As a woman who did not cultivate a love for the outdoors until my college years, I am passionate about supporting young girls and woman as they explore their potential in the natural world!
Between Class 1&2:  List the 7 Leave No Trace Principles (Worksheet included in trip planning guide). Time required: 0-30 min
Between Class 2&3: Complete Trip Plan for your own hike (Can be a hike you plan on completing soon or it can be a future hike you would like to complete--must be a day-hike). Learners are welcome to send me their trip plans for me to review before the presentations (must be sent at least 48 hours before final class). Learners will present these plans during the final class, so it is important that they are completed. Time required: Depends on the detail learners put into the plan but estimated 1 hour
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will supply learners with a custom guide for planning a day hike.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be no tests or quizzes, but students will present elements of their trip plan. Before the final presentation, learners are welcome to submit their trip plan to the instructor for review and feedback (must be sent at least 48 hours before final class). 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
In this class we will cover potential hazards outside (animals/weather/dehydration) and we will discuss what goes into a basic first-aid kit for a day-hike. I am not a medical professional and can only advise learners have the basics (water, bandages, antihistamine for stings, etc.). We will not go into personal medical situations, but I will tell the girls to be aware and prepared for any personal medical needs beyond the basics. Among the tools I recommend is a knife or multi-tool, but I will advise the girls to make sure an adult in their party carries this tool until they are old enough. We will also cover options for peeing in the woods. 
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/healthandsafety/before-the-trip.htm
https://lnt.org/

Teacher

Victoria Sanderson, MFATravel Writer, Outdoorswoman, Dog Mom, Certified Teacher
197 total reviews
273 completed classes

About Me

Hello! Thank you for looking at my profile and considering my courses. My name is Victoria Sanderson and I am excited to bring my diverse teaching background to Outschool where I can give students the attention they deserve in individual and group... 
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